on this day

Another opening, another ‘no’ Another opening, another ‘no’

On this day in 1974 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a performance perhaps most notable for who was not present: Montserrat Caballé canceled her own opening night.

on September 23, 2021 at 9:46 AM
“A valiant if not completely successful attempt” “A valiant if not completely successful attempt”

On this day in 1986, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

on September 22, 2021 at 11:06 AM
Calling cards Calling cards

On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen.

on September 21, 2021 at 10:10 AM
All the same All the same

Happy 87th birthday actress Sophia Loren.

on September 20, 2021 at 8:47 AM
Rex appeal Rex appeal

Happy 66th birthday to actor, singer and babe Rex Smith.

on September 19, 2021 at 9:03 AM
Golden age Golden age

Happy birthday to soprano Anna Netrebko, who turns 50 today.

on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Dotty, love, you’ve been playing this kind of part for… Dotty, love, you’ve been playing this kind of part for…

Born on this day in 1925 Broadway diva Dorothy Loudon.

on September 17, 2021 at 7:58 AM
Il crepuscolo della dea Il crepuscolo della dea

Left this world on this day 44 years ago in Paris.

on September 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM
“I never set out to be a diva” “I never set out to be a diva”

Born on this day in 1933 actress Zoe Caldwell.

on September 14, 2021 at 9:34 AM
Valiant is the word for Gladys Valiant is the word for Gladys

Born on this day in 1904 actress Gladys George.

on September 13, 2021 at 12:39 AM
String of pearls String of pearls

Born on this day in 1938 mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos.

on September 12, 2021 at 6:23 AM
Hey there Hey there

Happy 54th birthday Harry Connick Jr..

on September 11, 2021 at 4:19 AM
In difficult times fashion is always outrageous In difficult times fashion is always outrageous

Born on this day in 1890 designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

on September 10, 2021 at 9:12 AM
I was always Sylvia I was always Sylvia

Born on this day in 1924 actress Sylvia Miles.

on September 09, 2021 at 6:26 AM